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CBEC renamed central board of indirect taxes and customs (CBIC)

With the enactment of the Finance Act, 2018, CBEC is renamed as the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC). The change was necessitated due to enactment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) which has consolidated the multiple Indirect Taxes into one tax....

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Custom Department Appraiser and Wife Convicted in DA Case

The Special Judge, CBI cases, Chennai has sentenced Shri D.Ramani, then Appraiser, Air Customs Department, Chennai to undergo two years Rigorous Imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case. His wife Smt. R. Vijayalakshmi and other person Sh. Adikesavulu were sentenced to undergo one year RI. A total fine of Rs. 2 lakh was imposed on th...

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Substantial reduction in documents required for import & export

As per twitter handle of CBEC there is Substantial reduction in documents required for import & export has expedited the clearance process and contributed in  ease of doing business in India. 1. only three documents mandatory for general import and exports. 2. Packing list and commercial invoice merged into a single document for Cust...

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Budget 2018 proposes Social Welfare Surcharge On Imported Goods

Shri Arun Jaitley proposed to abolish the Education Cess and Secondary and Higher Education Cess on imported goods, and in its place impose a Social Welfare Surcharge. While presenting the General Budget 2018-19 in Parliament today, Shri Jaitley elaborated that the Social Welfare Surcharge at the rate of 10% of the aggregate duties of Cus...

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Budget 2018 to smoothen Custom Act Dispute Resolution Process

Changes Proposed To The Customs Act To Improve Ease Of Doing Business By Smoothening Dispute Resolution Process And Reducing Litigation. Shri Jaitley added that to smoothen dispute resolution processes and to reduce litigation, these amendments are being made to provide for pre-notice consultation, definite timelines for adjudication and ...

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Budget 2018: Changes in Custom Duty on Mobile Phones, Raw Cashew & TV Parts

To Incentivise Domestic Value Addition And Make In India, Customs Duty Increased On Mobile Phones And Tv Parts. Measure Will Help Promote Creation Of More Jobs. Customs Duty On Raw Cashew Halved...

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Budget 2018- Explanatory memorandum to Custom Duty Notifications

Budget 2018- Explanatory memorandum to Notifications no. 6/2018-Customs to 23/2018-Customs all Dated 2nd February 2018:- S. NO. Notification No. Description 1. 6/2018-Customs dated 2nd February 2018 Seeks to further amend notification No. 50/2017- Customs dated the 30th June 2017 so as to prescribe effective rate of basic customs duty (BC...

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Union Budget 2018-19: ASSOCHAM seeks 10% customs duty on pulp imports

Apex industry body ASSOCHAM has urged the Centre to impose 10 per cent customs duty on import of hardwood chemical pulp and bleached chemi-thermo mechanical pulp (BCTMP) to encourage domestic pulp production, provide fillip to job creation and promote overall economic development of India’s vast rural hinterland housing pulpwood planta...

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